When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters


Giles Milton is a guy that has a different view on history. His work not only includes good research but also quite a lot of humor and trivia. So, you’re probably wondering what does this crazy titled book talk about? When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain is, just like the title says, a book about history’s unknown chapters.

This book is filled with little-known stories from the past, and yes, they’re true. Some of them may sound impossible or too good to be true, but are very interesting nonetheless. Hitler and Lenin aren’t the only two characters in the book. There are so many stories that you’ll forget what you read. From famous people like Agatha Christie and the story about the time when she went missing for 11 days in 1926, to lesser known ones, like the man who survived the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Believe it or not, but Dutch seaman and his shipwrecked companions are probably responsible for the extinction of the dodo bird and one cook on the Titanic survived just because he got drunk on whiskey. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain covers survival, heroism, adventure, war, murder, slavery, espionage and many more topics.

You’ll stumble upon some stories you may have heard somewhere like the escape from Alcatraz, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby and Nazi code-breaking, but this book will give you insight of what was the true story behind each of them. And don’t worry, we won’t spoil you the story of Hitler and Lenin.

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